Leguizamo Visits ER

ER producers are racing to fill in the casting gap left by the recent departure of longtime star Noah Wyle, and the latest addition to their roster is comedian John Leguizamo.

The Emmy-winning 41-year-old will play Dr. Ernesto Clemente, a new supervising physician who brings "cutting-edge technology" and a bunch of big ideas to County General. Leguizamo will appear in 12 episodes of the show's 12th season, which premieres on Thursday, October 20.

Leguizamo will appear alongside fellow newcomer Kristen Johnston (3rd Rock from the Sun), who comes to ER in a recurring role as new nurse manager Eve Payton. Eve's intentions are to bring order to the chaotic department, but of course things will not be as easy as she might hope.

In addition to his one-man HBO and stage show Freak, Leguizamo has appeared in movies such as Ice Age, Summer of Sam, and Land of the Dead. He starred in a CBS pilot earlier this year, but the show was not picked up

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Nov 20, 2005
I think he did a great job in Moulin Rouge. I am glad his talent is not going to waste.
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Sep 08, 2005
John Leguizamo is great. His stand up is one of the best.
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Sep 08, 2005
GOOD MOVE.I'VE BEEN A FAN FROM THE VERY BEGINING.THIS IS THE LAST HOPE OF KEEPING THE SHOW FROM GOING DOWN THE TOILET FROM ALL THE COMINGS AND GOINGS OF ALL THE CHARACTERS.HE BRINGS A BIT OF CREDIBILITY BACK.HOPEFULLY!!!!!
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Sep 04, 2005
I have long loved John Leguizama in the many roles he has played.

I have seen him funny role and serious ones. His range of characters amazes me to no end.

I do hope that he plays some what of a serious role in ER.

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Sep 04, 2005
note: no one cares about John Leguizamo.
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Sep 04, 2005
Well why did you say Kristen Davis?
The story is about Kristin Johnston.
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Sep 03, 2005
It's Kristin Johnston from 3rd rock. Kristin Davis was on Sex and the City.
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Sep 03, 2005
who is Kristen Davis?
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Sep 01, 2005
Can not picture Kristen Davis in a serious role, but then I only have seen her in 3rd Rock. Will be interesting.
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